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INSTALLING THE POWER INTO LONG-DISTANCE TRUCKS.

 

The batteries employed for the electrical systems in commercial vehicles have to provide top performance on a daily basis and in addition, the steady increase in the number of comfort functions demands large quantities of energy. In

particular, this applies when long-distance truck drivers remain in their vehicles overnight and use a very large number of power consumers. Moreover, if the battery is to be integrated into the rear section of the truck frame, it must be extremely robust and vibration-resistant.

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AGM BATTERIES Advantages of AGM Technology
Battery tip: Cheap can be expensive!
When it comes to choosing a car battery, you should focus on quality.
Nowadays, starter batteries are particularly challenged by the use of start-stop systems, additional equipment and climatic conditions. Cheap batteries are often the more expensive solution!

The requirements for starter batteries are strongly dependent on the climatic conditions and the additional electrical/electronic equipment. Today, most new vehicles are also equipped with a start-stop system that switches off the engine when the vehicle is stopped in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Conventional starter batteries can no longer fulfil this challenging task, which is why the use of special start-stop batteries with AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) or EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) technology is required.

Cheap batteries are therefore often the more expensive solution, as they can lead to starting problems in summer and winter.

 

There is a good reason why Duracell quality batteries have established themselves worldwide!

They combine the highest starting power, further increased cold start characteristics, optimised current consumption capacity and thus improved chargeability as well as a long service life.

 

Duracell Tip: Use the next largest battery for your car, for which there is usually enough space. Because these are additional power reserves for your vehicle! The price difference is usually extremely small and the alternator of your vehicle is designed for it!

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Battery tip: Choose the right battery.
Matching Duracell batteries at a glance!
For the battery matching we use extensive industry and manufacturer data. Due to the innumerable battery and vehicle models, however, matching errors cannot be completely avoided. Please note the following information.

Always compare the following parameters with your existing battery before buying a battery:

the dimensions,

the circuit* (=layout) and the pole design,

whether the base strips are necessary for fastening in your application, or whether there is a bracket fastening at the top of the battery cover,

the battery technology (conventional, EFB or AGM battery)

 

Depending on a possible start/stop function, the additional electrical equipment (e.g. pre-heater, sound system, ...), the climate region or the car manufacturer's plant (= production site), different battery sizes/technologies may be installed.

 

*Attention - there is often confusion about the circuit (=layout). Please keep in mind that the battery circuit is always assessed with the poles facing the body.

 

Never install a conventional wet battery in a vehicle with start/stop function that is equipped with an AGM or EFB battery as standard. An AGM or EFB battery in the same housing and performance class must be used again!

Duracell Tip: An upgrade from an EFB battery to an even more powerful and cycle-resistant Duracell Extreme AGM battery is possible in housing H6/L3 (70Ah) and H7/L4 (80Ah). In this case it is absolutely necessary to register the new battery (optimal for this one is a battery diagnosis tool).

 

Find a suitable battery now:

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Do you need help or is your application missing in the battery search? We are at your disposal:

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Battery tip: Application and function of the battery sensor.
What is the function of the sensor at the negative terminal of the starter battery?
The electronic battery sensor is an important part of energy management in motor vehicles. The sensor gives the car precise information about the battery status and controls the charging voltage and charging current accordingly.

The massively increased on-board currents in modern vehicle models and in particular the microhybrid applications start/stop and recuperation (=recovery) of braking energy place new demands on car batteries. More and more often, kinetic energy is also converted into electrical energy during coasting (=free rolling of the car), thus charging the battery.

 

Application and function of the sensor. Energy management continuously records parameters such as voltage, current and temperature via the battery sensor. These measured values are used to calculate important parameters such as charge status, functional status, overall battery status and a large number of other values.

 

The data is transmitted to the vehicle computer. The computer then decides on the energy balance in the vehicle and, if necessary, restricts the use of comfort consumers such as seat heating or air conditioning, deactivates the start/stop function and signals this to the driver on the display with corresponding instructions. If the alternator then recharges sufficiently, the control unit automatically reactivates all consumers and functions.

 

The customer benefit briefly noted. The primary aim is to ensure that the engine always starts and thus avoid vehicle failure. In addition, the sensor supports intelligent alternator control, which reduces CO2 emissions, saves fuel and protects the environment. If the battery no longer delivers the desired performance, "defective battery" is stored in the system and this early warning makes it possible to plan battery replacement.

 

Industry abbreviations quickly explained:

BEM - Battery Energy Management =

BMS - Battery Management System =

EEM - Electrical Energy Management =

EMS - Energy Management System

 

BSD - Battery State Detection

 

EBS - Electronic Battery Sensor =

IBS - Intelligent Battery Sensor

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Battery tip: Get your car battery ready for spring!
Spring is the perfect time to check the battery and recharge it.
Give the battery an extra portion of external recharging after winter.

Frequent short journeys, irregular driving profiles in combination with stop-and-go traffic, daily cold starts in icy temperatures in winter as well as additional electrical consumers such as seat, stand or rear window heating have lowered the energy level of your battery start for start and drive for drive. At the latest when changing tyres in spring, you should allow your battery an extra portion of external recharging!

 

Charging the car battery

Battery chargers for professional battery charging and conservation. The devices ensure a safe start, optimum on-board power supply and extend the service life of each battery (standard, AGM, EFB, start/stop and GEL batteries). Simple, fully automatic, safe and fast.

 

Voltage testing

With a voltmeter you can measure the battery voltage quickly and reliably. A voltage table on the device provides information about the charge status of the battery. Very simple application with high accuracy!

 

You can find more tips about the Duracell battery under the menu item Infocenter

We wish you a beautiful spring and a safe drive!

 

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Battery tip: charge car battery correctly!
So geht's richtig!
Now is the perfect time to recharge the battery. That's how it works!

Charging of conventional wet batteries and EFB batteries:

 

- Before charging, check electrolyte level and, if necessary, fill up desalinated or distilled water to the max. acid residue mark or 15 mm above the upper edge of the plate. The screw connections of the battery must not remain open during charging, it is best to close them again.

AGM batteries must not be opened, refilling with water is not possible or necessary.

 

- Connect the positive terminal (+) of the battery to the charging clamp (+) of the charger and the negative terminal (-) to the negative clamp (-) of the charger. Only switch on the charger after connecting the battery. Switch off the charger when charging is complete.


- A tenth of the capacity is recommended as charging current. (e.g. 44 Ah: 10 = 4.4 A charging current). With an automatic charger (e.g. Banner Accucharger) this setting happens, as the name suggests, automatically.


- Charging is complete when the current drops to 0 or no longer decreases or the automatic charger switches off. Provide good ventilation during charging. Attention: Highly explosive oxyhydrogen gas forms during charging! Fire, sparks, open light and smoking prohibited!

 

- AGM batteries must be charged with a voltage regulated charger, e.g. Banner Accucharger (max. 14.8V)!


As a general rule, fully automatic chargers (charging voltage limitation with 14.8V) are well suited for charging the battery installed in the vehicle. If your charger has an automatic mode with voltages >15.9V, the battery must be disconnected from the on-board electronics or removed from the vehicle. In the worst case the installed control units could be destroyed by overvoltages, the resulting damage would be enormous!

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REACH Regulation
Information on the REACH Regulation
Our raw material lead has been classified as SVHC substance (Substances of Very High Concern) according to the REACH regulation. We would be pleased to inform you about the details below.

Duracell Automotive has been producing high-quality, lead-acid starter batteries in Austria since 1937. Our products are subject to a closed life cycle, whereby almost all raw materials, including lead and polypropylene for example, are recycled. As such, the responsible and environmentally friendly use of lead and lead oxide is integral to our work.

 

By law, we are required to once again make you aware that we use lead in our batteries. This is as a result of EC regulation no. 1907/2006 (REACH, article 59 1 10) and the revision of the Candidate List from which substances, that are of particularly high concern, are selected for authorisation (Version 28.08.2018; see https://echa.europa.eu/de/candidate-list-table)

 

Information letter

 

Caption: © Photo Dall

 

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Duracell Automotive Meeting
Duracell UK & US visiting Linz
As part of the CIP, Continuous Improvement Process, we were again able to inspire with the high quality of Duracell Automotive batteries.

The high investments at the plant, such as the expansion of battery production, will ensure the quality and durability of Duracell Automotive for the future.

 

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Plant tour Duracell Automotive Production

From the left: Dominik Traxler, Technical Product Management

Thomas Kaminski, Head of Quality Management

Mike Bielanos, Duracell Global Licensing Continuous Improvement Manager

Mike Dixon, Duracell Global Licensing Director

Gerald Huemer, Duracell Automotive Key Account Management

 

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How does a start/stop system work?
Functionality and potential savings
The automatic start/stop automatically switches the engine off and on again in standby phases (e.g. at a red traffic light) when you walk off the clutch or brake or step on it during a stop. This means that the start/stop system ensures lower fuel consumption - especially in city traffic.

Due to the environmental aspect and improved economy, the start/stop system spreads rapidly across all vehicle classes.

 

The savings potential: Depending on the driving situation, especially in city traffic, you use up to 0.8 l less fuel per 100 km! With a start/stop system, up to 8% of CO2 emissions can be reduced.

 

Start/stop systems place higher demands on the car battery. More power and a higher cycle stability are required. During the stop phase, the battery must provide the energy for the increased number of engine starts and for the electrical loads in the car.

The basic requirement is a particularly strong and cycle-proof start/stop battery (with EFB or AGM technology), which remains fully efficient even during frequent charging and discharging processes.

 

With the highly specialized batteries of the Extreme EFB and Extreme AGM series, Duracell completely covers the segment of power supply for start/stop vehicles.

 

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Welcome to the new Duracell Automotive Website!
New design, more overview
We have also expanded the contents.
In addition to the Duracell Automotive catalogue, all battery types are now available online on our website.

In the News section you will now find the latest news about the company and we have also revised the "Support" section.

Do you have any questions or suggestions?

Then simply contact us via the Infocenter.

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Duracell at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
AUTOMECHANIKA 2018
Duracell at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
Automechanika Frankfurt is the leading international trade fair for equipment, parts, accessories, management & services for the automotive industry. Also this year Duracell was represented at the Automechanika Frankfurt, from 11th to 15th September 2018. (Hall 4.1 - Stand D51)

Innovative battery technologies as a central component of tomorrow's mobility are moving more than ever into focus. Accordingly, Duracell also focused on the latest product developments in the field of starter batteries.

 

Picture caption: Copyright Messe Frankfurt GmbH

 

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